You can now purchase the highest quality matcha green tea powder straight from the source. Fresh teas are shipped directly from Japan!
Uji is the wellspring for premium matcha.
matcha comes from the Uji area. This region has perfect conditions
for producing high quality green tea- misty climate,
sloping hills, rich soil and a wide range of temperature between day and
To prepare quality
matcha you will need 2 items- a matcha bowl and a bamboo whisk.
The chashaku (bamboo spoon) is not necessary. Some customers, however,
enjoy using it as it adds to the ritual effect of
the tea. This spoon comes with our matcha tea sets.
There are 2 types of matcha teas- koicha and usucha. These are Japanese Tea Ceremony terms and literally translate as "thick" and "thin" tea.
Usucha comes from the leaves of tea
plants that are less than 30 years old. Koicha
comes from the first harvest of plants that are
a minimum of 30 years old.
Ceremony koicha is brewed with less water.
This delicious and invigorating tea
has a naturally mellower
and sweeter taste and is made thicker for
preparation is personal, and there are no rules
outside of Tea Ceremony. Well, there is one rule-
don't use boiling water.
That's all! If you are
new to matcha it may take you 2 or 3 attempts
is right for you. Koicha when prepared in tea
ceremony is very thick, like syrup. If you
whisk thin tea this way it might be somewhat
While there is a qualitative difference between
(thick matcha is composed of the highest quality leaves)
there is also a significant difference in cost.
This wonderful tea comes from
gyokuro leaves that have been steamed and dried.
All stems and veins
are removed. The pure dried leaves
are then stone-ground
a superfine powder. Matcha is uniquely
Matcha green tea powder is rapidly becoming popular outside of Japan because it tastes great and has myriad health benefits.